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The agenda for the annual meeting of the Council on Foundations includes a “shark tank” like competition for nonprofits to get the attention of philanthropy. Does this stuff make sense and what is the meaning nonprofits should draw?
In this edition of the Cohen Report, Rick talks with the Nebraska Community Foundation’s Jeff Yost in a wide-ranging conversation about everything from rural community building to approaches to rural philanthropy from the perspective of a community foundation that thinks like a community developer.
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The terms “pinkwashing” and “greenwashing” have become familiar, but attempts to use philanthropy to wash away sins are far more widespread.
A secretive group of liberal mega-funders is profiled by Vox.
Why is it that millions of people will pour cold water on themselves but avoid contact with someone asking for a donation?
Foundations, working in a public-private partnership with the government, seed fund a housing development that will provide for 60 homeless vets.
In a blow for open access publishing, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will require its use by Gates-funded research.
Stanford University invests in an Arts District amid the technological prowess of Silicon Valley.
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Progressives tend to be conflicted about social enterprise and broader issues of corporate social responsibility. The Cohen Report pulls the issues apart in this review of two social enterprise-focused conferences from earlier this year.
Women nurses outnumber male nurses by more than ten to one. Why, then, do male nurses make so much more?
“We did approach several women”—the use of an excuse like this to explain gender imbalance on a university board is simply insulting.